Alta Corbett Thomas
Sequim resident Alta “Teta” Corbett Thomas died of age-related causes at the age of 99 at her home in Sequim on Aug. 28, 2017. She was born May 26, 1918.
A complete obituary will be printed with service details in an upcoming edition.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of services.
September 20, 1922 — August 25, 2017
Margaret Agnes Adelgunde Steeger Jehn (Peggy Jehn) passed away peacefully at her home in Sequim, Washington on August 25, 2017 with her daughter Rebecca Jehn, and grandson Charles Harris and his wife Lyudmila by her side. She was 94.
Peggy was born on September 20. 1922 to Reinhard Steeger and Christine Johanna Kluten in Krefeld, Germany. The family immigrated to the United States two years later and lived in Paterson, New Jersey. It was there Peggy met the love of her life, Kenneth Jehn, whom she married in 1942 after she graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in Art.
Ken’s military service took the family to Tennessee, Oklahoma, and finally, Austin, Texas, where they raised their four children.
Peggy’s family was the center of her universe for her entire life, and although the children became geographically scattered, she and Ken made frequent visits to each of the children and their families until Ken’s death in 1980.
In 1986, Peggy moved to Sequim, Washington and enjoyed gardening, painting, pottery-making, and photography in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Peggy cared for her mother, who lived with her until her death in 1997.
Many family gatherings were held on Peggy’s three-acre property in Sequim, the most recent less than three weeks before her death, which was attended by three of her children, all but one of her five grandchildren, and all but one of her seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her pottery and many watercolor paintings which hang in galleries and personal residences, Peggy is a past president of the Austin Women’s Bowling Association, and a co-author of a paper published by the American Meteorological Society on the weather of the Gulf Coast Area.
Peggy is survived by three of her children, Robert Keith Jehn (Nancy), Rebecca Lynn Jehn (Cameron), and Deborah Anne Jehn (Bill). Her son Richard Douglas Jehn passed away in November, 2016. She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family is not planning a public memorial service, but requests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
December 7, 1932 – August 19, 2017
Joann Campbell went to sleep peacefully on August 19, 2017. A true blue Seahawks fan, she was wearing her favorite team shirt.
She was the youngest born to Roy and Doris Knight Brittain on 12/7/32 in Forks, WA. She loved playing in the outdoors with her sisters and brother and learned how to swim in the Bogachiel River.
Joann graduated from Sequim High School in 1950. During that time, she was involved with intramural sports, Rainbow Girls and was the 1950 Sequim Irrigation Festival Queen.
Joann married the love of her life, Jack Campbell, on 9/2/50 in Port Angeles, WA. Together they had three children, Dan Campbell, Larry Campbell and Kathy (Mark) Matriotti. Joann was a fun loving mother who was very involved with her children, including summers at the family lake, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club and attending sporting events.
Once the kids got older, Joann went to work for Dr. James Standard. When he retired, she stayed on and worked for Dr. Stanton Berman until his retirement and then most recently for Dr. Donald Manuele, all in the same office building. She had a passion for the medical field and loved going to work every day. She made lifelong friends along the way.
Joann is survived by her husband Jack, children Dan, Larry and Kathy, granddaughter Kelsey Campbell and great grandchildren Jaden Dugger and Derek Sparks. A sister, Doreen St. Clair also resides in Sequim.
Thank you to extended family Milton, Mary, Ashley and Nathan Fuentes as well as Maria and Cony Perez for your love and friendship.
A special thanks to all of the healthcare workers who took such wonderful care of Joann.
Remember Joann for her beautiful smile, her kindness and her sense of humor. Through anything, she always made the best of any situation.
And last, but not least, let’s hope that heaven holds an endless supply of coconut cream pie for her sweet tooth!
At her request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.